Friday, August 25, 2017

I took the American Board of Pathology Neuropathology Maintenence of Certification Exam

I took the American Board of Pathology neuropathology maintenance of certification exam this week. Given that the ABP goal is virtually a 100% pass rate, I found the test more difficult than I anticipated. I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised by the level of difficulty of some of the questions, given that the ABP publishes the topics covered. But in some cases knowing the topic does not really help with preparation. For example, one topic listed is: "abnormal corticospinal tracts/pyramids". In any case, I am sure the cut-off score for passing is relatively low. Results, which only entail whether or not one has passed, will be released in October.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

College of American Pathologists Neuropathology Committee met in Monterey, CA this past weekend

The College of American Pathologists Neuropathology (CAP-NP) Committee met in Monterey, CA this past weekend.  We are making plans for our next SAM-eligible educational product that will, among on things, update you on the latest World Health Organization system of pituitary adenoma classification. After a long day at work on the CAP-NP educational product, committee members retired to a nearby restaurant where this picture was snapped:


Some of the CAP Neuropathology Committee members (left to right, in the foreground)" Brett Harris, Andrea Weins, Areli Cuevas-Ocampo, Matt Scheiderjan (standing), Eyas Hattab (seated), and Rania Hattab (wife of Dr. Eyas Hattab)